In Nigeria, religously-oriented riots killed over 100 people. The cause? A beauty pageant. What is going on in that country? Put those people to work, give them something to do! Read the story.
Of course, there’s more kindling here than just the bathing suit competition. One person figuring prominently in the fighting is Isioma Daniel, who wrote in an article Saturday:
“What would (the prophet) Muhammad think? In all honesty, he would probably have chosen a wife from among them (the contestants).”
Truer words were never written, I suspect, and apparently the taste of them was sour in the mouths of muslims with riots and murder the result.
What was Daniel’s superiors’ response? A sincere, abject apology to the rioters. Now, for the un-named editor this sop to the religious radicals may be necessary simply to escape the situation with life intact. So it’s difficult to fault him or her in that respect.